Nov 28, 2020

Our 2020 virtual National Gun Violence Prevention Conference is now available for online viewing

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, in lieu of an in person annual fall dinner this year, we hosted our first annual “virtual” fall conference via Zoom on Sunday, November 15. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Michael North of Scotland. Dr. North lost his five year old daughter, Sophie, in the mass shooting at the Dunblane Primary School in Scotland in 1996. Great Britain already had a ban on automatic and semi-automatic long guns, but [...]

Oct 17, 2018

Americans Against Gun Violence Second Annual Fall Dinner, Saturday, November 10, in Sacramento, California

Americans Against Gun Violence is holding its Second Annual Fall Dinner on the evening of Saturday, November 10. The dinner will be held in conjunction with the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility again this year at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 2001 Point West Way, in Sacramento. The cost of the dinner is $50 per person ($25 for students). Reserved tables are available for groups of 10 or more. Chicken and vegetarian (including vegan) [...]

Mar 29, 2018

Americans Against Gun Violence Announces the Opening of Our 2018 National High School Essay Contest

The Americans Against Gun Violence 2018 National High School Essay Contest is now open to all high school students in the United States and its territories. A total of $15,000 will be awarded to the 12 contest winners. The prompt for the contest is the following quotation from the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut, who said in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on June 11, 1968: “The time has now come that we must adopt stringent gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world.” The deadline for students to enter the contest is 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 6. (The entry form for this contest was closed on May 7.) […]

Nov 14, 2017

More about the Giffords Law Center

While the Giffords Law Center is, in general, a good source of information about gun laws in the United States, we have concerns about the change in direction that the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (LCPGV)has taken, especially on the issue of the proper interpretation of the Second Amendment, since partnering with the Giffords organization. The LCPGV filed an amicus brief in the the 2008 case Supreme Court case of District of Columbia versus Heller in [...]

Aug 12, 2016

“Take a Stand” against Gun Violence and Nuclear Weapons

AAGunV President Speaks at August Peace Event: Attendees “Take a Stand” against Gun Violence and Nuclear Weapons Americans Against Gun Violence president, Dr. Bill Durston, spoke at the annual August Peace Event in Sacramento, California on Sunday, August 7. The event is held every year to commemorate the atomic bomb attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, respectively, in 1945. Dr. Durston was asked to speak at [...]